awkish neocons have been attacked for by Joshua Micah Marhsall and others. (One thing's for sure, we'll never get the UN to sign off on such a plan. Too many countries have strong national interests in dealing with tyrants.)

Posted by: John Thacker at April 11, 2003 02:34 PM

If you are trying to get inside information on liars, cutthroats, and thieves; you won't get much help from the local Boy Scout Troop. Inside information from the dregs is going to come from fellow dregs. Remember all that crap after 9/11 about not having Human Intelligence because recruited agents had to be vetted first?

So what's it gonna be folks? Are we going to have spies on the bad guys, or are we just going to take more hits like 9/11?

War isn't clean people, especally the secret wars of intelligence.

Posted by: Sparkey at April 11, 2003 07:40 PM

Hmm... very interesting. I didn't realize that about Taiwan and S. Korea. Thanks!

Posted by: Eva at April 11, 2003 07:53 PM

miles copeland the cia operative is/was the father of miles copeland junior, older brother of stewart copeland, the drummer of the police. miles jr. also managed the band. i remember reading an interview with stewart in which he said the name "the police" was inspired (if that's the right word to use for such a banal name) by the fact that his father was in the cia. drummers. what can you say?

if you recall, too, the police were the first western pop band to play in many out of the way "third world" countries. this was a strategy pursued by miles junior, in part simply because it meant good press for the band, but i'd bet also because he had some nice connections in some of those places thanks to his father's occupation. connections your average rock-band manager wouldn't have.

"the general scratches his belly and thinks; his pay is good but his officers stink; guerrilla girl, hard and sweet; a military man would love to meet; Posted by: alex at April 16, 2003 03:37 PM

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